Black Box Theatre

Dyke Road, Galway.

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Thursday 5th – Saturday 21st December, 2013

Nightly at 8pm
(No Shows on December 8th and 15th)

Under 28 /Student? 

the arts council/an chomhairle ealaíon funding theatre.

NUI Galway / ÓE Gaillimh. Galway’s University supporting the arts.

A suspense-filled tale of tangled love, misplaced honour and downright skulduggery.

Tony award winning Druid’s new production of Dion Boucicault’s The Colleen Bawn will be a Christmas treat in the specially transformed Black Box Theatre.

Will the course of true love run smooth when those around you will stop at nothing to make sure you marry the right woman?

Director Garry Hynes has once again assembled an outstanding cast of some of Ireland’s leading actors, including Marie Mullen, Maelíosa Stafford, Aaron Monaghan & John Olohan to ensure that this Colleen Bawn will be a source of mirth and edge-of-the-seat engagement for all the family. Queen Victoria saw the play three times, but don’t expect Victorian costumes, just expect to be enthralled…

Oh, and there’s live music too!


Hardress Cregan Marty Rea
Myles na Coppaleen Rory Nolan
Danny Mann Aaron Monaghan
Father Tom John Olohan
Mr Corrigan Maelíosa Stafford
Eily O’Connor Kelly McAuley
Anne Chute Aisling O’Sullivan
Mrs Cregan Marie Mullen

Design Team/ Musicians

Directed by Garry Hynes
Designed by Francis O’Connor
Movement David Bolger
Lighting Ben Ormerod
Sound Gregory Clarke
Additional Music Sam Jackson

Production Team

Production Team

DruidMurphy: Conversations on a Homecoming

    DruidMurphy: A Whistle in the Dark


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      “Stupendous … Thrilling … A stunning slice of popular theatre … the only decent thing you can do is relish it”


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      “Garry Hynes and her superb cast”, “Striking”


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      “Garry Hynes and her excellent cast…”


      “Brilliantly done… Prepare to be enthralled”